Designer Brands Debut First-Ever Le TIGRE Brand Footwear Line

One of the world’s largest designers, producers, and retailers of footwear and accessories, Designer Brands Inc., announced the launch of the first-ever footwear line by Le TIGRE. The brand, Le TIGRE, is known as an iconic New York City sportswear brand and disrupter of classic casual American style since 1977. Designer Brands is flexing its power as a brand-building engine with a bold foray into the athleisure footwear category.

Acquisition of Le TIGRE, Keds and Topo Athletic, enables Designer Brands to grow its brand portfolio in the increasingly important athletic and athleisure space. This further expand its brand capabilities, while leveraging an industry leading direct-to-consumer infrastructure of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and The Shoe Company stores in North America, a billion-dollar digital platform and a nearly 30-million-member VIP loyalty program.

Le TIGRE footwear is intentional about its “sport-meets-fashion” statement, delivering style, versatility, and comfort. Drawing from the energy of Le TIGRE’s New York City roots, each of  the six new shoe designs carries the name and spirit of a key part of the Big Apple. The Tompkins style, for example, serves as a nod to Tompkins Square, a vibrant park and popular gathering spot in the East Village since 1897, while the Loughlin style draws from the Bishop Loughlin High School band’s tradition of performing the Rocky theme song for three consecutive hours to inspire NYC Marathon runners each fall.

Designer Brands holds a one third interest of the Le TIGRE brand and will exclusively design and produce Le TIGRE footwear to be sold primarily through DSW and The Shoe Company direct-to-consumer stores and .com channels, in addition to select wholesale accounts and through

About Designer Brands

Designer Brands is one of the world’s largest designers, producers and retailers of the most recognizable footwear brands and accessories, transforming and defining the footwear industry through a mission of inspiring self- expression. With a diversified, world-class portfolio of coveted brands, including Keds, Lucky Brand, Crown Vintage, Vince Camuto, Topo Athletic, Jessica Simpson, Le TIGRE and others, Designer Brands designs and produces on-trend

footwear and accessories for all of life’s occasions delivered to the consumer through a robust direct-to-consumer omni-channel infrastructure and powerful national wholesale distribution. Designer Brands delivers current, in-line footwear and accessories from the largest national brands in the industry and holds leading market share positions in key product categories across Women’s, Men’s and Kids’. Designer Brands is committed to being a difference maker in the world, taking steps forward to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the footwear industry and supporting a global community and the health of the planet by donating more than seven million pairs of shoes to the global non-profit Soles4Souls. To learn more, visit

About Le TIGRE 360 Global

Originally created in 1977 in New York City, Le TIGRE sought to disrupt classic, casual American style. With bold and vibrant color waves applied to classic designs, Le TIGRE became the leader in “Preppy Style” with a twist. Inspired by the rich cultural diversity of the city that never sleeps, Le TIGRE embodies the spirit of the contemporary urban dweller. The apparel is available direct-to-consumer through the brand website as well as in select retail stores and boutiques.


Source: Designers Brands, Le TIGRE 360 Global